Welcome (back) to mmm-yoso!!! the food blog. Kirk and ed(from Yuma) are busy finding things to write about and Cathy has things to write about. Here you go.
Hi Again. When Kirk and His Missus were on vacation in China, I wrote about breakfast at Opera Patisserie and told you I'd write about lunch. Quick like a bunny, in my painstakingly methodical way, here are photos of some of those non-breakfast meals. Opera is only open six days a week, for breakfast and lunch and serves its breakfasty menu items after 1:30 in the afternoon. We have never had a bad meal here and this was one of our 'joint' choices of meals to share the week between our birthdays.
One item I did not mention, which is usually sold out by lunch time is the house made almond croissant ($2.49 and so worth it).
Flaky, crispy and billowy layers and layers of buttery goodness, filled with a delightful not too sweet marzipan. An excellent treat or meal...
My other post had shown an egg white omelette filled with mushroom, asparagus and tomato and here is a photo of a 'regular' (eggs with yolk) omelette with the same fillers (same price of $8.95). I actually like the egg white omelette better...but am not complaining about this one, which was a lunch for me one day, served with a salad and fried Yukon Gold potatoes topped with a parmesan cheese.
The Quiche Lorraine can be a breakfast or lunch dish here. It is perfect. The buttery, flaky crust. A thin layer of just enough nutty flavored Swiss cheese. The pancetta. The nutmeg flavor in the custard. Bits of onion...wonderful!
The crepes- Chicken curry ($8.50)...that is a curry white wine sauce. The crepes are thin yet don't fall apart.
They were filled with pieces of roasted chicken breast, red bell peppers, cooked tomatoes, Gruyére cheese and some fresh herbs. Nicely flavored, not spicy. Not too rich. The spring salad is topped with a mustard vinaigrette.
Here is a better photo of my half order of Ahi Niçoise Salad ($ 6.50). It is served in a rather large bowl. The spring mix of lettuces is also mixed with Yukon Gold potatoes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, red bell peppers, olives and topped with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
Opera Patisserie 9254 Scranton Road San Diego 92121 (858) 458-9050 Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Website